Borescopes for guns

A borescope is an invaluable tool for inspecting the barrel of a gun or rifle.

Here's a review of the precision made Slim 17 Hawkeye with shots of what you can see inside the barrel. It demos the mirror tube with 45 degree mirror that allows you to see the inside of the bore. Impressively, you can even see the pieces of lint inside the barrel!

Notable points to watch out for in the video are:

  • Focusing eyepiece
  • Incredibly small lens
  • Will go down a 20 calibre bore
  • Screw on light for looking in dark bores (upgradable to Xenon with 3V lithium batteries)

All in all, a nice piece of kit and an indispensable aid to diagnosing and maintaining guns and rifles.

 


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